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Pathological Lying

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Pathological lying is a behavior of habitual or compulsive lying.

What is Compulsive or Pathological Lying? // Kati Morton by Kati Morton

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It was first described in the medical literature in 1891 by Anton Delbrueck.

The truth about "pathological liars" by gerlach

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Although it is a controversial topic, pathological lying has been defined as "falsification entirely disproportionate to any discernible end in view, may be extensive and very complicated, and may manifest over a period of years or even a lifetime".

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The individual may be aware they are lying, or may believe they are telling the truth.

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Sometimes however, the individual may be lying to make their life seem more exciting when in reality they believe their life is unpleasant or boring.

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